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Kyu and I recently had the honor of hosting Kristen and Jon-Michael’s wedding rehearsal dinner in our backyard.  As many of you know, Kristen has been working alongside me for a very long time.  It doesn’t matter what the project, her upbeat and enthusiastic attitude and talent always takes whatever crazy idea I have to the next level.

The night could not have been more perfect.  Albeit a little hot, even for a June wedding, their guests and intimate wedding party had a great time, and the evening proved to be the perfect start to their wedding weekend.  Below are some of the images I captured that evening.

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We’re incredibly excited to announce the launch of our new promotional mini-series this month, “Little Dreamers: Superheroes, Princesses, and Childhood Magic!” This series is dedicated to the magic of childhood make-believe and capturing their wildest dreams and imagination. If you have a child who loves to dress up, reenact their favorite hero, and dream – this photo shoot is just for them! 

Details:

When:  Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

Where:  Park Studios | Buckhead Studio

Pricing:  $99 for the session.  Collections begin at $250.

What:  A 15-20 minute in-studio session with favorite child photographer Casey Gardner!  Casey will capture approximately 15 action-packed portraits of your children dressed up in their favorite costumes.  Swords, tiaras, and super powers welcome!

Signup:  Space is limited!  Email us at hello@aliceparkphotography.com to reserve your session

We’re so excited that our 2nd annual Portrait Event celebrating moms and MOTHERHOOD is coming up very soon.

If you follow me or know me well, you’ll know I’m a big advocate for having moms step away from behind the camera and in front of the frame. As our children grow older, they need to see us in these portraits – holding them, laughing, smiling and exuding the JOY they bring out in us.

Join us this month for a morning of in-studio mini sessions with principle photographer, Alice Park. Signup is now open with details outlined below.

Details:

When: Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Where: Park Studios

Pricing: $125 for the session. Collections begin at $450.

What: A 15-20 minute in-studio session with Alice Park. We’ll capture approximately 15 intimate portraits with mom and her children, individual portraits of each child, and of course – everything that happens in between!

Signup:  Space is limited! Email us at hello@aliceparkphotography.com to reserve your session.

 

 

 

A little over 10 years ago, Kyu and I were sipping cocktails at Tin Roof with some friends, and I casually told him that I dreaded going to work everyday as an engineer.  I had played life perfectly by the books up to that point, and I’d never been more unhappy.  He looked up at me and asked what I was most passionate about.  I quickly said photography.  Then he responded in the most charming and charismatic way, “Well then, let’s figure out a way to allow you to photograph every day.”  And the rest of our story unfolded…

Last week, we celebrated 10 years of Alice Park Photography and hosted the grand opening of Park Studios, a new venture for us and Kyu’s latest little brainchild.  Coincidently, 2017 is also the 10 year anniversary of our marriage. Funny how it all works out like that.

We were surrounded by family, close friends, and some of our dearest clients from the past decade.  Here are some of the highlights of that evening….



Special thanks to Kristen Smith for her unparalleled design and to Jon-Michael Sullivan for beautifully capturing the night.  Kyu and I are eternally blessed and we’re looking forward to celebrating our next 10 years!

 


With the evolution of digital photography, instead of printing our images from film – we’re left with years of untouched digital photos.
This can be extremely overwhelming, especially if you have multiple children.

1. Create a Game Plan

Step back, look at the big picture. Create a game plan:
Do you want to do an annual album for each year of your children’s life? An album for each vacation?
How far back do you want to go? How many would that entail?
Or do you want to start fresh today?
Instead of diving right into these projects, take a step back and evaluate what you really want and then go from there.

2. Be Organized


If you’re like me, you have thousands of photographs across multiple phones, hard drives, and digital cameras. If you make an effort today to organize your images, the easier it will be when it’s time to produce those albums.
Here’s a tip on how I organize favorites on my mobile device….
At the beginning of the year and at the end of the year, take some time to organize the images you have on your HD. Put them in Chronological order first. Then sort by year and by month if you really want. This should be the system you use to keep all of your photographs organized throughout the year and until it’s time to print your albums.

3. Cull and Edit


This is huge. Culling is the process of narrowing down your hundreds of photos to your VERY favorites. In one album, you really only need about 75 favorite photos! Take the time to delete repeats, images with poor lighting, that are blurry. Then cull that list to a “Favorites” folder to your very favorite.

Editing everyday is another huge saver in the end. Take the time to edit 1-2 of your favorite photos per day and then move those to your favorites folder. Those are the images you’ll use to print in your finished albums at the very end.

4. Backup Backup Backup

I can’t tell you how many times I hear from close friends that they lost a year’s worth of memories because their phone or computer was stolen, lost or malfunctioned. Typically, I back my phone up on my HD at the end of each month, and I have 2 online storage apps constantly backing up all of my images. The best part is that this process is done automatically, so there’s no additional work on my part. Just piece of mind.

5.  Print your Albums

This is my favorite part!  The building part of your albums is the funnest part of the process.  Once you’ve finished the above steps, building your album itself does not take long at all.  My favorite consumer album companies to use are:

Blurb
Chatbooks
Pinhole Press
Artifact Uprising

I personally have been using Artifact Uprising for years for my family, and they’ve always exceeded every expectation I have.  Their printing and quality of their finished products is unparalleled, and honestly – I just love the look of using a consistent album and book every year.

Whether you’re starting fresh this year or going back through years or archived images, these tips will help make this process much easier!